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Men's businesses are more likely to succeed and earn three times the profits of women's businesses.
Women are overrepresented labouring in the upstream ends of value chains while men still own 99% of the world's property.
Men are clearly and visibly accepted as entrepreneurs, but women's economic activity is only acceptable if it is done at home and for the family.
Gendered wage gaps are growing.
Mitigating these inequalities is key to achieving CARE's goal to work with 30 million women and girls to increase their economic power. Check out the resources below to assist with reaching this goal.
CARE Canada Gender Equality in Economic Growth Memory Check Package
is a series of five checklists that assists CARE program designers and implementers to address gender issues in economic growth at all stages of the project development and management cycle. It identifies the "must haves" of gender transformative econoimc growth programming and provides a list of results indicators. If you would like women to succeed in our business projects, don't skip this package.
CARE Canada GE in EG Memory Check Package.docx
Want to know what other
CARE members and country offices
are doing to promote gender equality in econoimc growth? Check out the slide show below.
EF GE in ED Programming Examples.pptx
Some value chains are more equal than others. Chose to work on the wrong one in your project, and you will just deepen current gender inequalities. How do you know if you are working on a value chain that will allow you to make real gender change? Use the
method outlined below.
CARE Bangladesh Gender Sensitive VC Selection Process.doc
Don't waste your time! Make sure your value chain analysis clearly identifies opportunities to change the gendered rules of business. Use the
manual below to complete a gender sensitive value chain analysis before the project begins.
ILO Gender Sensitive Value Chain Analysis.pdf
What exactly does a good partnership for women's economic empowerment look like? What are some innovative ways in which CARE and partners can work as equal partners on gender issues in economic growth? What does a gender transformative project log frame look like? Find the answers to these questions and more in the proposal examples from
CARE Sri Lanka
CARE Jordan Example WEE Proposal.pdf
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